Blight: Where will the money come from to fight it?

From: Washington Observer-Reporter

State and local officials from both major political parties on Thursday tackled the issue of removing a scourge from local cities, boroughs, suburbs and rural areas.

State Rep. Tim O’Neal, R-South Strabane, convened a roundtable discussion in the Canonsburg Borough building to formulate plans of attack on blight.

And while there were some concrete ideas about inventorying blighted properties as a first step in grasping the scope of the problem – plus incentives to recognize those who keep their property ship-shape – the issue came down to how to pay for a fix.

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